What is Aromatherapy?

“Because it takes so much of the plant to make an essential oil, it’s a powerful botanical medicine”

Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts. Plants are made up of structural materials and phytochemicals. These chemicals have properties have been found to be beneficial to the individuals well-being and various methods have been devised to remove these properties from the plants that are beneficial to people. We have used essential oils in aromatherapy for thousands of years. Ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt, and elsewhere incorporated aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils. These natural substances were used for medical and religious purposes. They were known to have both physical and psychological benefits.

It takes a tremendous amount of plant material to make essential oils:

  • About 250 pounds of lavender flower make 1 pound of lavender essential oil
  • About 5,000 pounds of rose petals or lemon balm make 1 pound of rose or lemon balm essential oil

Aromatherapy benefits

Aromatherapy has an array of benefits.
It’s said to:

  • manage pain
  • improve sleep quality
  • reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety
  • soothe sore joints
  • treat headaches and migraines
  • alleviate side effects of chemotherapy
  • ease discomforts of labour
  • fight bacteria, virus, or fungus
  • improve digestion
  • improve hospice and palliative care
  • boost immunity

“Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”

How does aromatherapy treatment work?

Toni can incorporate essential oils into her treatments allowing it to work through the sense of smell and skin. Adding this to any of your chosen treatments aromatherapy is beneficial to improve and promote a pleasant sense of well-being by working with the Central Nervous System and other systems in the body depending on the blend that is being used.